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The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

Director:

Bill Rebane

Writers:

Richard L. Huff (screenplay), Robert Easton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Brodie ... Dr. Vance
Barbara Hale ... Dr. Jenny Langer
Robert Easton ... Kester
Leslie Parrish ... Ev
Alan Hale Jr. ... Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Bill Williams ... Dutch
Kevin Brodie Kevin Brodie ... Perkins
Diane Lee Hart ... Terry (as Dianne Lee Hart)
Tain Bodkin Tain Bodkin ... Preacher
Paul Bentzen Paul Bentzen ... Billy
J. Stewart Taylor J. Stewart Taylor ... Deputy
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Helga (as Christiana Schmidtmer)
William W. Gillett Jr. William W. Gillett Jr. ... Rider
David B. Hoff David B. Hoff ... Helicopter Pilot (voice)
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Storyline

A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from the NASA try to save the world. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Creeping!...Crawling!...Crushing! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Giant Spiders See more »

Filming Locations:

Gleason, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A surprise box office success, it was one of the top 50 grossing movies of 1975. See more »

Goofs

As Mr. Kester drives home from Helga's on the night of the revival, one shot shows daylight. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jenny Langer: [breathless and howling like a banshee] VAAANCE! VANCE!
Dr. J.R. Vance: What happened?
Dr. Jenny Langer: Spiders came out of the briefcase! They're coming from the geodes!
Dr. J.R. Vance: The WHAT?
Dr. Jenny Langer: Gee-ODES!
Dr. J.R. Vance: Gimmie that!
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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

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Study in Evil
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Music by Derrick Mason
KPM Music Ltd
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All Spiders Great and Small
15 December 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Filmed on the kinda budget that Ed Wood might have envied (but not too much), half of this film is devoted to the mini-Spider Invasion, and there are a few mildly chilling moments. Why they're coming out of a black hole is anybody's guess, but no doubt it made sense to someone at the time. But then the giant spiders/badly-disguised cars start pouring forth, and you find yourself not-so-inexplicably cheering for them to chow down on the bunch of Wisconsin "rednecks" that infest this film more thoroughly and foully than the poor aggrieved spiders. Only for those with a strong stomach. Not for spiders, but for poorly sketched one-dimensional characters.


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